N – Nautical Stars and other Motivational Tattoos

NMy tattoos celebrate, motivate and guide me in my passions. They help me stay on task, stay focused. They remind me of where I have been and where I am going. Here are a few other author motivational tattoos.

My nautical star in green and black. Reminds to to stay the course. photo 2

A permanent reminder so I don’t forget – Kate Byrne



I love watercolor tattoos and wanted a feather pen with the word believe for my writing endeavors. – Lori L. Clark


Reminds her to be her best all the time.  – Seasons Vining

What word/sentence/image motivates you? 


K – Key Word Tattoo

KTattoos have gained popularity in pop culture and it seems like everyone is getting one. Tattoo’ed characters and books about tattoo culture have increased as well.

When I typed ‘tattoo’ in the keyword in Amazon Romance, it came up with 1,387 entries.

These romance books are further divided into sub categories. The top three highest:  Contemporary, New Adult/College, Romantic Suspense

The bottom three:  Christian Romance, Time Travel & African American Romance
There are another 20 more categories including, Science Fiction, Gothic & Military

If you are into tattoo romance, you have plenty to choose from.

On another note, I got this cute little tattoo when I published my second book:


Have a great week everyone!!

J – Japanese Tattoos

JJapanese tattoos and writing are a tenuous relationship, but stick with me. I have my reasons. I love japanese tattoos. I love them so much that I have a tattoo design that I want so bad, but I haven’t done it yet because it is a big tattoos and tattoo’s aren’t cheap. It is what I would call my bucket list tattoo. I have to accomplish a couple writer related goals before I can get it.

  • Goal #1 – Make the US or Amazon Best Seller List
  • Goal #2 – Surpass my day job salary in royalties
  • Goal #3 – Write full time.

Do you set goals? How do you plan to celebrate reaching your goals? 

Here is some of the inspirations for my Japanese tattoo. It will be a cool combination of a koi fish and a dragon.

Koi 1Spotted Koi 1048e010418311e1abb01231381b65e3_7 Dragon terisa-big

I – Ink Research


Where do I do most of my research on tattoos? The internet, of course. Type in your favorite book and tattoo and see what comes up.

Here are some of my favorite results:

The Great Gatsby


Stephen King


J.R.R. Tolkien


What is your favorite book? Who is your favorite author? Google them and tattoo and tell me what you come up with. 

*Photos courtesy of the linked websites.